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-coverage or visit travelers.com. >>> the scandal shaking up the murdoch empire in britain has now reached this shores with some asking whether news corp's activity here in the united states should be scrutinized. today frank lautenberg submitted a letter to the attorney general where he wrote the limited information already reported in this case raises serious questions about the legality of the conduct of news corporation and its subsidiaries under the fcpa. he goes on to say further investigation may reveal that current reports only scratch the surface of the problems at news corporation. accordingly, i am request that doj and the s.e.c. examine these circumstances and determine whether u.s. laws have been violated. the senator's letter mirrors similar outrage from senator rockefeller from west virginia and senator robert menendez of new jersey and today brought news that murdoch abandoned his bid to take over british sky broadcasting. the question remains how much power should one media baron have. joining us now is stephanie gosk. the withdrawal to the bskyb bid is a blow to rupert mu
of the probe of allegations of criminal misconduct by news corp., and a sign that britain's scandal is truly becoming an america reality. for the latest, i'm joined by martin fletcher in london. martin, david cameron says that the murdochs will have, and i'm quoting him, questions to answer. so that must mean that they may be dragged back to westminster. is that right? >> well, absolutely. you know, this is the accusations that are still rather published by the two former executives and by the way, they are not just former executi executives, but one was a executive of the firm and one was a top lawyer of the firm, and they say they had given james information when he was in charge of the committee, and so if it is proven that james murdoch was in possession of the information when he told the parliament committee that he had not been in possession of the information, that is serious indeed. much bigger problems to comen than what we have seen already. >> indeed. rupert has returned home to america. >> potentially. >> and it seems that the scandal has followed him because the justice departm
shutdown of britain's biggest selling newspaper, world, and with that gone, 2,000 jobs are gone, and we have seen two police officers resign and also the right-hand woman of rupert murdoch, rebekah brooks. but after weeks of trying to downplay the scandal the murdochs were in the hot seat today facing a rare public grilling before a committee in the house of commons. >> did you or anyone else at your organization investigate this at the time? >> no. >> can you explain why? >> i didn't know of it. >> so, despite the fact that blackmail can result in a 14-year prison sentence, nobody in your uk company brought this fact to your attention? >> blackmail charge, no. >> do you think that might be because they thought you would think nothing of it? >> no. i can't answer. i don't know. >> and then there was this, the day's proceedings suddenly interrupted by a pie-wielding protester aiming for the media mogul only to be thwarted by the quick reactions of his wife, wendi murdoch, who jumped to his defense. ultimately mr. murdoch admitted to no culpability in the scandal. >> do you accept that ul
. no weed. no problem. >>> here is a fun fact pointed out by twigger wag at pour me coffee. quote in britain the huge line of people waiting to resign over the murdoch hacking scandal is called a queue. and a major blow to sir paul stevenson on sunday was arrested. and we are less than 24 hours away from rupert murdoch and his son james and rebekah brooks freshly bailed out of jail standing before parliament to present their side of the scandal. for this side of the story, we go to stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, thank you for joining me. >> you're welcome, ezra. nice to be here. >> stephanie, more breaking news out of london and there are reports that the former "news of the world" showbiz reporter and accusing andy colson of hacking phones is found dead. what do you know about this? >> well, a bizarre twist to the story, he became the center of this saying that yes, andy colson knew about the phones hacked and he listened to some of the phones i listened to. he was found dead in his home, and the police are saying that it is not treated as a suspicious death, but they are investigatin
more than britain and china and france and russia combined. and at this point, osama bin laden is dead. so even the military recognizes that we are overspending in defense, but in some ways it is easier for the republicans to cut military spending, because the democrats are terrified of looking weak on national security, and then the real constraints of how much to cut without hurting or national security. and some reports say we could save up to $10 trillion in the next ten years, and heather h e holbert served on the panel, and is joining us here now. how can we cut the deficit by over $700 billion? >> well, the biggest drivers have nothing to do with the wars. they are going to be familiar, health care and personnel costs. so the first question is, are we willing to ask the military to go through the same modernizations that us in the civilian economy have been going through in several years. we have an addiction in both parties. the democrats don't want to look weak on defense, and republicans like to look strong on defense for policies that are looking smart to defense. we have a
when you do. and try 3d white toothpaste and rinse. >>> leaders of all main three parties in britain are meeting this evening to discuss the scandal that put rupert murdoch's media empire. mr. murdoch and his top lieutenants son james murdoch and rebecca brooks have been summoned to parliament to be questioned by mps who are furious of the allegations of phone hacking and the payment of police officers for confidential information. but now, they are not the only ones being investigated. two current and two former metropolitan police officers including andy hayman, a terrorist analysis for msnbc news who i spoke to at the royal wedding were investigated for wrongdoing in a criminal investigation six years ago. with the latest on the escalating scandal, i'm joined by stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, "international news" has not confirmed that mr. brooks and mr. murdoch will not attend the inquiry, and why would they go? >> well, they are not compelled legally to go, and it is not going to be pleasant experience for them. they have serious questions they will have to face, and there
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